Travel

Pictures from our Two-Day Conference in Bombay India

November 18, 2012

I brought Tim Staples with us to Bombay for our first first week of talks across the huge city of 20 million people. We’ve been speaking all over Bombay (also called Mumbai) and Pune. Today we finished up a full two-day weekend conference at the Pius X Seminary sponsored by Family of Faith Foundation, Cardinal [...]

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With My Heroes (and other friends) After my Evening Talks

November 16, 2012

I told them I could not do what they do here, not even for ten minutes. I told them they make me proud to be a Catholic! Another great bunch of folks surrounding Tim Staples, my wife Janet and I. This was the Varsai India Youth Convention with wonderful Catholic Youth in India.

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My Runs thru Mumbai and Pune India

November 16, 2012

My run through Mumbai yesterday, exploring this exotic and poor country. Filthy and unfamiliar to any American, yet friendly and generous with ready smiles. Join me through the interactive map with videos and pictures.           My run through Pune India which is about 4 hours drive east of Mumbai. Tim Staples [...]

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New Friend Tim Staples and I Met Driving thru India

November 14, 2012
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Wonderful Folks in Many Venues. Enthusiastic Young People

November 13, 2012

Tim Staples, Steve Ray and a room full of young people.

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180 Pilgrim-Cruisers Flowing into Athens & My Fun Run thru Athens’ Highlights

October 25, 2012

All the hard work is paying off! Our 180 pilgrims are arriving on several different flights. We have a gorgeous hotel here in Athen and Mass begins at 6:00 PM followed by a great dinner. Tomorrow we jump the bus and everyone heads to the Orient Queen, or ship for the voyage in the Footprints [...]

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Our Hike through the Badlands of North Dakota Seeing the Petrified Forest

October 17, 2012

Janet and I are in North Dakota where I am conducting a parish mission in Beach, North Dakota. Great folks coming from all around the area and very enthusiastic about the Catholic faith. While here Janet and I took advantage of some of the great landscape and hiking trails. Today we hiked back into the [...]

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My Two Detailed Hikes through Dublin Introducing Friends to a Beautiful, Friendly, Catholic City

October 3, 2012

I am in Dublin for two reasons: first, we finished leading a fun and deeply spiritual pilgrimage here and second, I am now conducting an apologetics conference here for four evenings at the Carmelite Church in downtown Dublin. During the day I set out to hike throughout the city to see all the highlights, elegant [...]

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Ireland Day 6: From Kilkenny’s Magnificent Castle to Glendalough, Mass at St. Kevin’s & on to Dublin

September 27, 2012

One thing is for sure. We all love Ireland. We also have a profound gratitude for Ireland’s contributions through history to our Catholic faith. It is astounding.  Enjoy the videos for today. They start with my walk through early morning Kilkenny, a beautiful town with some of the oldest buildings in Ireland and the most [...]

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Ireland Day 5: Early Walk thru Sneem, Blarney Castle & Stone, St. Patrick’s Cashel Rock, Killkenny

September 26, 2012

Another great day in the Emerald Isle. Far too much to relay though I want to give you all a feel for what we are experiencing here on this deeply historical, cultural and spiritual pilgrimage with the Rosary prayed, Mass at magnificent sites and meeting many locals and discussing the faith and learning their culture. [...]

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Join Me Hiking 6.4 Miles thru Jerusalem’s Holy Sites Watching the Sun Come Up

September 16, 2012

I woke up a little after 4:00 AM and thought, “Why lay awake when I can explore the holy sites of Jerusalem before the sun comes up and see the sun rise over the city?” So, I jumped up, dressed, put on my running shoes and took off. I planned this out as if it [...]

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Dodging Rain This Morning in Galway Ireland

August 30, 2012

You can see the run-walk here on EveryTrail. You can watch the videos, follow the map and see lots of pictures of the city, plus the rainbow. Would have walked faster and further had it not been for the cold rain. Galway is a nice university town, young, friendly, quaint and clean. You will enjoy [...]

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Today’s Hot and Exploratory New Hike through Rome

July 15, 2012

I had no plan when setting out in 90+ degrees in Rome. It was the road that determined my direction. I took a 2 1/2 hour power walk around new areas of Rome following the interesting sites ahead of me. I started up Via Fornaci. I found a new – for me – ancient church [...]

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Another Fun Hike thru Rome Documented with my iPhone

July 14, 2012

Again hot and humid – glad I know where a the water drinking fountains around the city. Had to drink a lot. I headed first to St. Peter’s Square since from there you can head off in many fun directions. On my way then to Piazza Navona I visited some newly discovered churches. Discovering new [...]

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Brisk Walk thru Rome

July 12, 2012

It is hot and humid in Rome. We arrived at 10 AM and promptly fell asleep until 4 PM. The best way to beat jet lag is to run (briskly walking until my knee is ready to run again). Took off walking from our Aurelia Residence apartment and visited Cicerone Hotel where our Holy Cross [...]

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Hiking in Arizona Desert Mountains

July 7, 2012

Doing video work in Phoenix and had Saturday morning free for an adventure before flying home this afternoon. I also wanted to get some exercise. I drove to Papago Park outside Phoenix in nearly 100 degrees for a good mountain, desert hike. Though I only hiked 3 miles, a lot of it was rough going [...]

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